Learning To Go With The Flow

Learning To Go With The Flow

Going With The Flow

The idea of going with the flow sounds like something easy breezy but the reality is, it can often be quite the opposite. Going with the flow has the connotation of allowing yourself to bob along with the current of the river, which sounds simple…but then what if that current is going in the complete opposite direction to which you had planned.

We’ve likely all had times when going with the flow has led us to something fun or exciting, be it heading out for an evening with friends or throwing ourselves into a new work role with no real plan of what’s in store. Sometimes however we can find ourselves feeling forced to go with a flow that we aren’t quite as optimistic about. I think this is when the idea of what it really means to go with the flow is put into place. It’s not necessarily letting the flow completely take control of you and whisk you on down that river (right direction or not) but rather learning to ride the current so that even if things are taking you in a different direction than you’d planned, you are still able to work with it and prevent yourself from getting swept under.

Metaphors aside, I think the point I’m trying to make here is that even the most detailed life plan is bound to change, as the flow and direction of our lives are ever evolving. It’s normal to be faced with challenges or feel that we aren’t moving in the right direction from time to time. What’s important is that we allow ourselves to adapt with it and understand that no flow is continuously going to be a smooth one but if we allow ourselves to learn and grow from it, then that is the true art of going with the flow.

Samio x

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7 Comments

  1. Pam
    October 10, 2017 / 7:53 am

    This outfit is so casual chic and I love it! The boots and skirt combo are on point!
    And, I agree, going with the flow isnt easy but it’s all about adapting and evolving! 😀
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

    • Samio
      October 10, 2017 / 8:30 am

      Thanks Pam!

      Samio x

  2. October 10, 2017 / 10:35 am

    I’ve really been in the mindset of trying to be more of a ‘go with the flow’ person lately so this post was perfect for me to read at this point in my life. I can be such a control freak in some ways, and then in other ways I’m fine for life to sort of just take it’s course, but still, I always seem to want to be more of a go with the flow kind of a person? Anyway, I loved all the metaphors and what you said about learning to accept that sometimes you’ll get taken in a different direction but you need to be able to not let that consume you, and be able to assess from there and still make sure that you’re on the track you want to be on. Hopefully I’ve interpreted that the way you intended! 🙂

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  3. October 12, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    You are so right, but sometimes it is so hard to remember that we need to take things easy and just listen to our hearts! Thank you for this kind ‘reminder’ 😉

    I love your outfit and your lipstick!

    Jovita
    http://www.b-vanilla.com

  4. October 12, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    I couldn’t agree more! I like being in control of certain things and scheduling out every detail of my life (haha), but sometimes you just have to let go and see where life takes you! You look beautiful and so edgy in this look tho dear 🙂 Love love

    Erica
    http://www.eggcanvas.me

  5. October 19, 2017 / 3:16 am

    Loved how thoughtful your writing was. What you said about needing to learn and grow from going with the flow really resonated with me, and I’ve never thought about it that way before! Your outfit is gorgeous too, of course! Love how you add motion to your blog posts.

    Catherine X
    http://www.thestylesynapse.com

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